What is it?

Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of why people misuse substances, the personal and social consequences of this and how individuals can be helped and supported with regard to substance misuse.

To achieve this qualification a candidate must:

  1. Understand factors that result in people misusing substances
  2. Understand the personal and social consequences of substance misuse
  3. Know how to provide help and support to the individual with regard to substance misuse

This single unit qualification is a stand alone individual qualification and it can also be taken as one of the optional unit as as part of the Level 2 Award for Young Health Champions.

This qualification is on The Education and Skills Funding Agency list of qualifications approved for funding. This funding will be withdrawn with effect from 1 August 2021.

Who is it for?

This qualification is for individuals with an interest in health who are also interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by stopping or reducing their misuse of substances.

How do I apply?

For learners: see below for your nearest centre. Centres are listed alphabetically - to find the centre nearest to you, please use the location finder.

For current centres: if you are interested in delivering this qualification, please visit the Centre Area and register your interest. 

How do I become an RSPH-approved centre?
If you’re planning to deliver one of our qualifications, you will need to become a RSPH registered centre.

To become an approved centre and to gain qualification approval, please visit our Become a centre page.

Centres offering this qualification

15 centres offering this qualification

All distance

C/o Botterill & Co, Chartered CertifiedAccountants, First Floor Offices , 40 Norwood, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 9EY
Tel: 07801 836235 , Email: [email protected], Website: http://InspireIgnite.co.uk

Systems House, 246 Imperial Dr, Harrow, HA2 7HJ
Tel: 07930 375586 , Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.aspireta.co.uk

6th Floor, Chamber of Commerce House, 75 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DH
Tel: 0121 456 7820 , Fax: 01214549240 , Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.gatewayfs.org

Cranford Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 7RF
Tel: 01305 761100, Email: [email protected]

The Boulevard Centre, 45 Railway Road, Blackburn, BB1 1EZ
Tel: 07545249987, Email: [email protected], Website: http://www.communitycvs.org.uk

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